hotel.art

August 3rd, 2006

Julian Schnabel has designed the interior design of a hotel. Hmmm…..

julian schnabel: decorator at large (w/ Twombly)

With an old-fashioned luxury inflected by modern art, the hotel is an abrupt departure from the slicker, more impersonal, often sci-fi chic that Mr. Schrager and Mr. Starck developed in their projects together over nearly 20 years.

[….]

“I don’t really feel like talking about this,” Mr. Schnabel said one recent morning at the hotel, again evoking the often evasive Mr. Starck. He was pacing the crowded lobby in sneakers, baggy shorts and a Western checked shirt, waiting for the delivery of the hotel’s estimable collection of plus-size art (much of it his own), adjusting the placement of the chairs and side tables (also heavy on the Schnabels) and generally helping to put the finishing touches on the $200 million project that has transformed the old Gramercy Park from a bastion of musty authenticity with wall-to-wall carpeting and Swedish meatballs in the bar.

[….]

“Was I thinking ‘grand hotel’? Yes,” Mr. Schnabel asked, then answered. “But I didn’t want to reinvent the wheel. I just want to make things feel right.”

Love the Twombly, Mr. Schnabel. And the lamp, of course.

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August 3rd, 2006

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